India's Holi festival welcomes spring

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RANCHI, INDIA - MARCH 19: Students exchanging dry colours with each other before the Holi festival at Women's College campus on March 19, 2016 in Ranchi, India. Holi is a festival of colours, celebrated primarily in India. The festival falls on the last full moon day of Falgun according to Hindu calendar. It is celebrated sometimes in the month of March, usually in the latter half of the month. According to mythology, the festival celebrates the killing Holika, the sister of Hrinyakashyapu. The festival also holds significance with respect to end of winter season and the onset of summer season. (Photo by Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 19: Indians smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India on March 19, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 19: Indians smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India on March 19, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 19: Indians smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India on March 19, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 19: Indians smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India on March 19, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
An Indian Hindu widow lies on a bed of flower petals during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, 180 kilometres (112 miles) south-east of New Delhi, India Monday, March 21, 2016. A few years ago this joyful celebration was forbidden for Hindu widows. Like hundreds of thousands of observant Hindu women they would have been expected to live out their days in quiet worship, dressed only in white, their very presence being considered inauspicious for all religious festivities. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
Indian Hindu widows throw flower petals and colored powder during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, 180 kilometres (112 miles) south-east of New Delhi, India Monday, March 21, 2016. A few years ago this joyful celebration was forbidden for Hindu widows. Like hundreds of thousands of observant Hindu women they would have been expected to live out their days in quiet worship, dressed only in white, their very presence being considered inauspicious for all religious festivities. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
An Indian Hindu widow smeared with colors sits and watches others playing during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, 180 kilometres (112 miles) south-east of New Delhi, India Monday, March 21, 2016. A few years ago this joyful celebration was forbidden for Hindu widows. Like hundreds of thousands of observant Hindu women they would have been expected to live out their days in quiet worship, dressed only in white, their very presence being considered inauspicious for all religious festivities. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
Color powder to be used during the Hindu festival of Holi is displayed for sale on a local market in central Kolkata, India, Monday, March 21, 2016. The colorful holiday, celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: Indian revellers smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: Indian revellers smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: Indian revellers smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: Indian revellers smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: Indian revellers smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: Indian revellers smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Bags of colourful powder ready to be used for the Lathmar Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, some 130 kms from New Delhi on March 16, 2016. During the Lathmar Holi festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put color on them. / AFP / François Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian villagers are covered in coloured powders during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, some 130kms from New Delhi on March 16, 2016. During the Lathmar Holi festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put color on them. / AFP / François Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: Indian revellers smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: An Indian kid smeared with coloured powder takes part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: Indian revellers smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: An Indian man smeared with coloured powder takes part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: An Indian reveller smeared with coloured powder takes part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: An Indian reveller smeared with coloured powder takes part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: Indian revellers smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: An Indian reveller smeared with coloured powder takes part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: An Indian reveller smeared with coloured powder takes part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: Indian revellers smeared with coloured powder take part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: An Indian reveller smeared with coloured powder takes part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: An Indian man smeared with coloured powder takes part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: An Indian reveller smeared with coloured powder takes part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Indian revellers covered in coloured powder sit inside a temple during prayers held as part of the Lathmar Holi celebrations in the village of Nandgaon on March 18, 2016. Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month. / AFP / Francois Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian villager is smeared with colour powder during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, some 130kms from New Delhi on March 16, 2016. During the Lathmar Holi festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put color on them. / AFP / François Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian villagers are covered with coloured powder during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, some 130kms from New Delhi on March 16, 2016. During the Lathmar Holi festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put color on them. / AFP / François Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
MATHURA, INDIA - MARCH 18: An Indian man smeared with coloured powder takes part in the Holi Festival celebrations in Mathura, India on March 18, 2016. Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Indian villagers are covered with coloured powders during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, some 130kms from New Delhi on March 16, 2016. During the Lathmar Holi festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put color on them. / AFP / François Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian villagers are covered in coloured powders during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, some 130kms from New Delhi on March 16, 2016. During the Lathmar Holi festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put color on them. / AFP / François Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
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India's Holi festival, also known as the Festival of Colors, is adding a whole lot of color to our week! The festival, which is inclusive to people all around the world, partake in singing, dancing and the throwing of colorful powder to celebrate spring's arrival.

The happy revelry and beautiful fine powders make for incredible photographs, click through above to take a journey through Holi as it is celebrated around the world.

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